Oil skimmers and decanters are popular and efficient oil separation and removal tools, due to their versatility and simplistic – and usually automatic – functioning. Baldwin Industrial Systems are the exclusive Australian manufacturer and distributor for SkimPak Floating Oil Skimmers and Decanters. The oil skimmer uses a patented flow control weir to determine the depth of cut that is skimmed. This makes it a very efficient skimmer for removing any floating contaminants, as well as an effective floating suction for feeding a Coalescing Plate Separator.
The Skim-Pak Flow Control Weir functions as a non-selective oil skimmer due to its 360º degree skimming action drawing the surface water towards it, unlike belt and tube skimmers which are limited to removing oil which has come in direct contact with the “oleophilic” component. It automatically adjusts the weir with any changes in pump flow rate, therefore maintaining the surface skim.
The Skim-Pak oil skimmers handle flow rates from 1,000 litres per hour up to 600,000 litres per hour, making them practical for small and large clean-ups. It is turbulent-proof making it perfect for environments such as oceans, rivers, lakes and ponds, unlike other skimmers that require constant calm conditions. It is available in a range of sizes and materials making it versatile to suit most applications due to its hardy makeup, including stainless steel, marine grade aluminium and ABS plastic.
Skim-Pak Oil skimmers and decanters have been used in storage tanks (up to 2,000,000 litres), in settling ponds, oil/water recovery in oil refineries, food harvesting and processing, emergency spills in oceans, lakes and ponds, wastewater treatment plants, stormwater treatment and more. Skim-Pak decanters are highly practical, with flow rates from 10,000 litres per hour up to 670,000 litres per hour, and are a powerful supernatant remover, perfect for sequencing batch reactors and flocculent tanks.
Benefits of Skim-Pak oil skimmers and decanters:
- No recurring costs
- Environmentally friendly
- Rugged construction with little to no maintenance
- Automatic operation
- Versatile – can skim in a range of environments
- High-efficiency oil removal with 360º surface attraction
We also supply accessories to compliment the Skim-Pak Skimmers and Decanters, including:
- Mounting rails and stands
- Multiple model options depending on flow rate requirements
- Stainless steel swing arms for both skimmers and decanters
- Hose floats
- Actuated Valves
For more information on our oil skimmers and decanters, call Baldwin Industrial Systems on 02 4954 0440.